AS THE nation commemorates the 157th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio on Monday, November 30, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to gather courage to overcome the challenges posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
Duterte said Bonifacio’s love of country “is very vital now, more than ever, as we overcome the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic.
The President hoped that the values that Bonifacio fought for would inspire all Filipinos “to become worthy heirs of the just, progressive, and inclusive society that he envisioned more than a century ago.”
“Fueled by Bonifacio’s extraordinary courage and determination, let us surmount the many challenges ahead and secure a much better and brighter future for every Filipino,” Duterte said.
“Mabuhay si Gat Andres Bonifacio at ang ating inang Bayan!” he added.
The nation observes Bonifacio Day every November 20 to honor Bonifacio’s legacy of sparking the fires of a revolution that awakened our national consciousness and served as the foundation of this Republic. (SunStar Philippines from PR)